Japan Treaty

Quietly inserted in the Japan ‘Treaty’ is a provision for the exchange of information between police forces. So we now have yet another country with the death penalty to whom the AFP can export the death penalty for Australians and other nationalities,…

Treaty flawed

The article on how relations between Australia and Indonesia may become strained over death penalty matters in 2007 (“Shadow of death looms in Indonesia”, December 30, p9) was very timely. It was an excellent summary of the problems that have arisen and…

Treaty flawed

The article on how relations between Australia and Indonesia may become strained over death penalty matters in 2007 (“Shadow of death looms in Indonesia”, December 30, p9) was very timely.
It was an excellent summary of the probl…

Abhorrent and an afront

So the Austraian Federal Police (AFP) have now signed an agreement with Thailand to co-operate in criminal matters. Ruddock has said it will allow Australia and Thailand to assist each other in the investigation and prosecution of serious crime.…